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National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:14 am

Figured I would start a thread for this building. I think it is a nice building that could be put to good use with a little sprucing up. With that being said I wouldn't be shocked at all if it gets torn down for Mutual's benefit. Remember that National Indemnity has already moved a lot of employees downtown.

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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby GetUrban » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:33 am

If I had any say, I'd vote to save it! It's a good example of mid-20th century modern architecture. I know this aesthetic doesn't have a real strong following, but some of the same design ideas are once again appearing in new building designs. Take the 158th & West Dodge project as an example...

http://eomahaforums.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=16420
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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby SaveOmaha » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:04 pm

I was told that Nat'l Indemnity is also coming down and that Mutual is building an 8-story office tower there. Comes from Restoration Exchange.

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Postby RNcyanide » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:07 pm

SaveOmaha wrote:I was told that Nat'l Indemnity is also coming down and that Mutual is building an 8-story office tower there. Comes from Restoration Exchange.


I'm okay with that. I don't particularly care for this building.
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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby MadMartin8 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:11 pm

SaveOmaha wrote:I was told that Nat'l Indemnity is also coming down and that Mutual is building an 8-story office tower there. Comes from Restoration Exchange.



Interesting, will the new building be big enough to impact the former lot of the Clarinda?
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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby Coyote » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:51 pm

SaveOmaha wrote:I was told that Nat'l Indemnity is also coming down and that Mutual is building an 8-story office tower there. Comes from Restoration Exchange.

Mutual is building?
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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby SaveOmaha » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:37 pm

Coyote wrote:
SaveOmaha wrote:I was told that Nat'l Indemnity is also coming down and that Mutual is building an 8-story office tower there. Comes from Restoration Exchange.

Mutual is building?


I had a similar reaction. I've heard from Restoration Exchange leaders is that Mutual is further diversifying into real estate, and that they are indeed building. I don't want this to get too speculative, but that's what I've been told. The exec. director and others met personally with East Campus Realty when the Clarinda debate was going on, and apparently learned about a lot of Mutual's plans. I'm sure we will hear more soon.

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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby Asten » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:08 pm

I've been in here many times. It's in good shape inside, and is fully utilized.

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Postby Joe_Sovereign » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:51 am

I don't know about their plans for the building but NI is moving everyone downtown to the World Herald Building. I heard the timeline is over a few years.

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Postby ArchStanton13 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:12 pm

That is definitely accurate that NI will be moving everyone downtown.

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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:02 pm

Well it's official. NI will leave their Midtown properties to eventually occupy 9 floors of the OWH building.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:11 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Well it's official. NI will leave their Midtown properties to eventually occupy 9 floors of the OWH building.

Great news.....maybe they will tear the building down like the Clarinda.

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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:03 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:Well it's official. NI will leave their Midtown properties to eventually occupy 9 floors of the OWH building.

Great news.....maybe they will tear the building down like the Clarinda.


It is great news for downtown. I think the buildings they are in now are living on borrowed time at this point.

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Postby mcarch » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:20 pm

The building is ok. It has some appeal. I wouldn't be hurt if it stayed or went.

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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:15 am

The comment in the Blackstone thread got me on DC Assessor. NuStyle bought this building in Sept. More apartments in an old office building likely based on their track record.

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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:40 pm

iamjacobm wrote:The comment in the Blackstone thread got me on DC Assessor. NuStyle bought this building in Sept. More apartments in an old office building likely based on their track record.


"The Nico" $8.1 million renovation resulting in 48 units.

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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:08 am

TIF request before planning board.

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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby RNcyanide » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:07 pm

I really hope they do something to spruce up the exterior of this place...
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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby GetUrban » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:31 pm

All it really needs is a good cleaning and maybe some new paint where it has faded and new signage. Otherwise, it's best left alone as a good example of the time period it was built.....Mid-Century Modern.

No reason to slap on the latest trendy look....such as random multi-toned wood slats or shiplap siding that is so popular now. It will be interesting to see what they do, if anything.
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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby Stargazer » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:20 pm

I really like this building.

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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby aaaron » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:00 pm

That's a of money for that few units, no? Probably high-end?

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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby RNcyanide » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:49 pm

GetUrban wrote:All it really needs is a good cleaning and maybe some new paint where it has faded and new signage. Otherwise, it's best left alone as a good example of the time period it was built.....Mid-Century Modern.


The twin towers were a better example.
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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby choke » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:15 pm

RNcyanide wrote:
GetUrban wrote:All it really needs is a good cleaning and maybe some new paint where it has faded and new signage. Otherwise, it's best left alone as a good example of the time period it was built.....Mid-Century Modern.


The twin towers were a better example.


Even the slums on the northwest corner of 30th and Dodge are getting remodeled but the lone Twin Tower refuses to get with the act. It'd be a nice building if they would put some money into it. Quite a shame the twin got condemned.

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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:12 am

http://www.omaha.com/money/new-life-and-a-nod-to-the-past-as-national/article_73ea9979-fc1c-52ee-b03d-5d7402641db0.html

As planned, the $8.1 million NICO conversion project would seek $1.14 million in tax-increment financing from the city; $1.14 million in federal historic tax credits and $720,000 in state historic tax credits.

Of the 48 apartments, most would be one-bedroom units.

NuStyle officials said they believe that without TIF financing and historic tax credits, the building would be destroyed.

HDR urban planner Doug Bisson sees the site as significant for another reason: architectural style.

Bisson called the National Indemnity building one of the city’s top two examples of midcentury modern (the other being NuStyle’s converted Highline apartments near 24th and Dodge Streets).

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Re: National Indemnity Building (3024 Harney)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:55 pm

jelizh wrote:These turned out pretty cool.

https://www.zillow.com/b/nico-omaha-ne-9JdkcB/


Pretty reasonable rents for being that close to MTC too.


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